CAPhO Hybrid Conference 2024
Moncton and Getting There
With its beautiful, vibrant downtown and joie de vivre, Moncton is the largest metropolitan area in New Brunswick and a great place to hold the CAPhO Hybrid Conference 2024! Moncton is a popular tourist destination due to its central location, offering easy access to Prince Edward Island, Shediac and the Bay of Fundy.
What to see and do in Moncton
Moncton offers a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.
Magnetic Hill is on the northwestern outskirts of Moncton and is now the city's most famous attraction. It is a gravity hill optical illusion, where the local topography gives the impression that you are going uphill when in fact you are going downhill. The complex includes The Magnetic Hill Zoo, a nationally accredited and award-winning zoo with over 400 animals displayed in themed exhibit areas.
Moncton's Capitol Theatre, an 800-seat restored 1920s-era vaudeville house on Main Street, is the main centre for cultural entertainment for the city. The theatre hosts a performing arts series and provides a venue for various theatrical performances .
Moncton also has plenty of museums to visit. The Acadian Museum has a collection of artifacts dating back to 1604 including a book written by Samuel de Champlain. The Moncton Museum traces the history of Moncton back to when the site was the western end of a Mi'kmaq portage with Northumberland Strait. Buildings of historic importance include the Free Meeting House (1821) and Thomas Williams House (1883).
Nature enthusiasts can explore the lush landscapes at Centennial Park, featuring walking trails, playgrounds, and beautiful gardens. The city also boasts 30+ restaurants within a 5-minute walk from downtown.
For more information on things to do in Moncton and the surrounding area, visit Tourism Moncton.
CAPhO24 Scavenger Hunt
Outside of the Conference, explore Moncton and be a part of the scavenger hunt showcasing Moncton's iconic landmarks. Post a photo to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter/X using the hashtag #CAPHO24:
- Tidal Bore Sign (Tidal Bore Park)
- Chocolate River (Petitcodiac River)
- White Tail Deer Statue and Fountain (Moncton City Hall)
- RCMP Memorial Monument (Waterfront Trail)
- Resurgo Monument (Avenir Event Centre)
Getting to Moncton and the Marriott Beausejour
Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport is located 9km from the Delta Hotels Beausejour, which is a 15-minute drive. Another option is public transit. Buses 93 (Adélard-Savoie / Dieppe to CF Chanplain) and 51 (CF Chanplain to 770 Main) will get you to the hotel in about an hour. There are four airlines servicing Moncton: Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, and PAL.
Moncton Train Station is located in downtown Moncton, a 10 to 15-minute walk from the Marriott Beausejour hotel.
Please refer to the Marriott Beausejour Hotel website for information on driving directions to the hotel and parking fees.
Leaving Moncton: Travel Options and Shuttle Service Details
The Conference ends at 12:30pm on Sunday and the flight options departing Moncton in the afternoon and evening are filling up quickly. To provide additional post conference return flight options, CAPhO is organizing a complimentary coach shuttle service leaving from the Moncton Beauséjour Hotel at 1 pm and arriving at Saint John Airport by 3 pm. There are currently Air Canada flights leaving Saint John Airport for Montreal (departs at 4:35pm) and Toronto (departs at 6:05pm) with many connections in both airports to other cities. You will be able to book an Air Canada flight arriving directly into Moncton, and departing from Saint John by selecting the Multi-city/Stopover option. When you register for the Conference you can reserve a seat on the free shuttle.
CAPhO is also working with the Moncton Tourism Bureau to see whether Air Canada or WestJet can add additional capacity on the Sunday. Once we know we will provide an update on this website and in the CAPhO Enews.